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'Golden State Killer' suspect expected in court this morning

'Golden State Killer' suspect expected in court this morning

I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer was hailed by the New York Times as "a vivid and meticulous investigation" and "a wrenching personal account from a writer who became consumed by her subject".

Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert got a warrant last week to gather the DNA samples from Joseph DeAngelo, 72, and photographs of his "entire body, including his penis". He said it would not harm DeAngelo's right to protection against self-incrimination under the U.S. Constitution's 5th Amendment. "There is no 5th Amendment privilege that I can see".

The judge says courts have repeatedly upheld collection of such evidence.

He was arrested last week on suspicion of numerous murders and rapes in the 1970s and 1980s.

Prosecutors say they used DNA and a genealogical website to identify DeAngelo, decades after the case had gone cold.

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The Sacramento County District Attorney's Office initially said Joseph James DeAngelo would be back in court Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. He has not yet entered a plea.

DeAngelo was arrested last Tuesday at his home, and is being held without bail in Sacramento County Jail.

Numerous news organizations have filed a motion to unseal the full search and arrest warrants for DeAngelo, which could provide additional details about the DNA techniques prosecutors used to identify him.

So far, he has been charged with two counts of murder in Ventura County, two counts in Sacramento County, and four counts in Orange County, but other jurisdictions, including Santa Barbara County, are expected to follow suit in the coming days and weeks. Prosecutors have not explained why the documents are sealed.

The hearing is in regards to a motion filed by the defense related to a sealed warrant.